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Make Your Own Sunscreen!

Posted by on May. 27, 2009 at 9:22 PM
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Make Your Own Sunscreen!


As it is that time of year again I thought it would be helpful to share a homemade sunblock recipe :)

Per normal with me all measurements are approximate, nothing has to be exact, but try to get close.

1cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup melted beeswax
1/4 cup hot water
1/4 cup vegetable glycerin
1/4 cup aloe vera
10 drops vitamen e oil
10 drops rosemary oil
2tbs zinc oxide powder
2tbs titanium dioxide powder

I melt the beeswax, then add the coconut oil into the pot and mix it together when melted. Then I mix the glycerin, aloe, vitamen e oil and rosemary into the hot water. Then I mix that in with the coconut oil and beeswax then stir the powders in (DO NOT INHALE POWDERS). It take a bit for it to combine it all well.

This has an spf of ~35-45ish. Beeswax makes it semi waterproof also.  Everything is totally safe for use on skin (0-1 ratings on cosmetic database for use on skin except vitemen e oil), but make sure you don't inhale the powders, this is important!



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by on May. 27, 2009 at 9:22 PM
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kels81
by New Member on May. 28, 2009 at 8:51 AM

Very cool. Thanks

Kelsie

 

KayMMIV
by on May. 28, 2009 at 7:43 PM


Quoting kels81:

Very cool. Thanks

youre welcome

    

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